We’ll Take It

I talked with my buddies during the game about a number of things: the wide receivers, Logan Thomas being off, the outstanding play of the defense, etc.  At soon as Cody Journell ‘s final field goal sailed through the uprights, we only had one thing to say to each other: “We’ll take it.”

It wasn’t a pretty win, but we’ll take it.  For most of the game, things seemed all too familiar.  The offense was shooting itself in the foot and not taking advantage of opportunities, and special teams handed Georgia Tech a free touchdown.  Meanwhile, the defense was playing great.  Sounds like a typical Virginia Tech loss, doesn’t it?  Raleigh Hokie happened to be sitting in the row behind me last night, and at one point during the third quarter I turned around and told him, “I think we’ve written this article before.”

Indeed we have.  Fortunately we won’t have to write it again today.  For all their imperfections last night, Virginia Tech came through with big plays when they needed to make them, and they won the football game.  A more comfortable margin would have been nice, but 1-0 is 1-0, no matter how the scoreboard looked.

Virginia Tech coming back with the passing game is not something we’ve seen too often over the years.  We all remember Jim Druckenmiller doing it against UVA back in 1995, but for the majority of the Beamer Bowl Era, if the Hokies were trailing in the fourth quarter, they were going to lose.